In the modern world we have to live a fast-paced life, we always meet something new — new impressions, new tasks, new people. And we always have too little time to analyse the events, and that’s why different psychological practices are so popular nowadays.
We want to understand as quickly as possible what is going on with us and what to do about it.
Each of us is a little bit of a psychologist, and sometimes even a little of this knowledge is enough for us to keep it up at difficult times. That’s why we decided to write a number of articles on practical graphology for non-specialists. These articles won’t replace a consultation with an expert in graphology.
Graphology, like any science, has too many subtleties to be combined into just a number of short articles. Practice in handwriting analysis needs experience and professional intuition that is gained along with experience.
But it would be so interesting to just have a look at the writing and build up a vague profile of the author, or maybe to reveal some new things about your own self.
So, a handwriting analysis starts from the overall glance at the written text, and assessing the coherence, graphology and geometry of writing.
Coherence in writing means how balanced the writing looks, and how much its elements look alike. Look at each letter separately, and if it’s clear that they belong to the same written text, then it’s coherent. A coherent writing means the person is talented, intelligent, has a good taste and a sense of beauty.
A graphologic level means how close the text to calligraphic writing is. The less calligraphic the handwriting is, the more unique and authentic a person is.
A geometrical level of handwriting is determined by the way how even the lines are, how equal margins and spaces between lines, words and letters are. The geometry of writing shows the degree of development of stamina and endurance, how stable, hard-working and balanced a person is.
After the overall assessment of the handwriting, graphologists move to a detailed analysis of its elements — pressure, slant, strokes, and analyse the signature.